The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 4: British Gardens (1100-1830)

Elisabethan horticultural gardening

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662. During the reign of Elizabeth, horticulture appears to have been in a state of progress. Various works on this branch then appeared, by Didymus Mountain, Hyll, Mascal, Googe, &c.: these, for the most part, are translations from the Roman and modern continental authors. Mascal is said to have introduced some good varieties of the apple.